Blue and I spent the last four days with our good friends and Blue’s “mommie and daddie”, Patty and Mack Ledgerwood of Legacy Miniature Schnauzers. It took a moment for Blue to realize he was home but in no time he was reunited with his relatives and hard at chasing bubbles in the backyard as though he never left.
On the way back to Portland we stopped by the Stonehenge War Memorial in Maryhill, Washington.
Built as the nation’s first World War I Memorial,a replica of Stonehenge lies at what was the original Maryhill town site. Believing the original in Great Britain was used for sacrifices, Sam Hill constructed the replica in honor of the war dead of Klickitat County. Hill wanted the Memorial to serve as a reminder that “humanity is still being sacrificed to the god of war.”
The site is also the location of Hill’s historic Maryhill town site, the remains of which can still be seen today. Here Hill planned to establish the heart of his Quaker Farming Community.
The Memorials are open is open daily 7 am to dusk. Admission is free.
Sam Hill’s Grave down the hill from the Stonehenge War Memorial